Yoga

Whether you wish to calm your mind, restore your body, boost your energy or simply enjoy the great outdoors, there is sure to be a Simply Soulful yoga class, event or retreat, to suit you in Salcombe, Kingsbridge or further afield. I offer weekly classes including: Beginners Yoga, All Levels Flow Yoga, Glow in the Dark Yoga; and seasonal events including: SUP Yoga, Beach Yoga, Party Yoga, Cream Tea Yoga, Brunch Yoga, Goat Yoga, Well Woman Yoga and more. One-to-one, private groups, bespoke sessions, workshops and retreats are also available.

Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are
Rumi
 

Introduction to Yoga

Learn to smile on the inside, by taking time out for yourself and your yoga practise. Let go of tension and invite relaxation and empowerment into your body and mind.

I have practiced yoga for over 20 years and have been lucky enough to train with Friends of Yoga Society International as a Hatha Yoga Teacher.

My classes are small and friendly, focusing on movement (asana) married with breath work (pranayama), to allow you to benefit from a sense of deep relaxation and enhanced mind-body connection.

Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is about what you learn on the way down

Yoga asana is tailored to suit the individual and use of blocks, belts, blankets and eye pillows is encouraged in all classes. We might use mudras (hand gestures), bandhas (locks) and mantra (voice) to further enhance our relaxation. This is always optional and you are invited to join in with whatever you wish.

Keeping the qualities of Patanjalis 8-limbs of Yoga, in mind:

  1. Yama (self-restraints) – Ahimsa (non-violence), sataya (thruthfulness)
  2. Niyama (self-study) – Svadhayaya (listen to your body), Isvarapranidhana (surrender and trust)
  3. Asana – postures
  4. Pranayama – breathe control – Open and balance our pranic pathways
  5. Pratyahara – Sense withdrawal (concentration)

The Yamas and Niyamas, remind us to be kind, gentle and honest with ourselves. Listen and trust your body. Be open to any messages that it may wish to tell you. Please let your body and mind guide you in your practise.

The benefits you may receive from your yoga practise include:

  • Increased relaxation, flexibility, strengthen muscles, weight loss, energy levels
  • Improved blood circulation, posture, balance, lung capacity, immune system, digestive system, sleep patterns, toxin elimination
  • Reduced stress, anxiety, blood pressure, emotional frustration
  • Enhanced healthy habits, positive thinking, spiritual growth, involvement in own healing, inner wisdom, confidence, self-esteem, self-worth
  • A sense of tranquillity, calmness and positive well-being
  • Greater creativity, clarity of thought and concentration
  • Balance of mind, body and soul

Which Yoga is right for you?

Beginners Yoga

Movement (asana) is married with breath (pranayama), to bring about a sense of deep relaxation and enhanced mind-body connection.

Classes include warm up, asana practise, pranayama and relaxation. Use of blocks, belts and blankets is encouraged in all classes.

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All Levels Flow Yoga

Physical posture, dynamic movement, breath work and relaxation, to leave you feeling uplifted and invigorated.

Challenging yet fun - Prepare to stoke your digestive fire and build up a sweat as you get ready for your day ahead!
All levels.

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Glow in the Dark Yoga

Colourful fusion of dynamic yoga to help build strength and fire within the body, followed by restorative asana to help calm the mind.

Enjoy the glow of rainbow mood lighting and uplifting tunes as your body first builds up some heat, then enters deep relaxation. All levels.

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Goat Yoga

Animal inspired yoga, deepens our connection with the animal kingdom; offering lessons in love for ourselves and those around us.

Who can resist settling into a downward facing dog with the cutest upward facing baby goat peeking up at you? Family and adult sessions for all levels *Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel*

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SUP Yoga

Enjoy the ancient practice of yoga combined with SUP boarding as we take our favourite yoga routines from the mat and onto the water!

Improve your balance, core strength and emotional harmony, as your body works to stay stable on the board challenged by wind and tide.
All levels.

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Beach Yoga

Refresh your body and focus your mind in the great Devon outdoors whilst enjoying unforgettable views of Bolt Tail!

10% donated to Hope Harbour Commissioners. Optional beach clean. *Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel*
All levels.

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Bumble Yoga

Gift yourself some precious time out whilst your toddler enjoys some time in the soft play area.

This all levels yoga class will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Ideal for mums with babies or toddlers (min 6 weeks after birth). All levels.

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Cream Tea Yoga

Bi-annual yoga class with a seasonal focus combined with a delicious Traditional or ‘healthy’ Cream Tea.

Spring, and autumn themes with seasonal reflection. Enjoy stunning coastal views and delicious food.
All levels.

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Brunch Yoga

Bi-annual yoga class with a seasonal focus combined with a delicious Brunch.

Spring and winter themes with seasonal reflection. Enjoy stunning coastal views and delicious food.
All levels.

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Yoga, Oils & Nutrition

This alchemy masterclass series addresses twelve physical and emotional topics.

Through yoga, meditation, nutrition, essential oils, reiki and reflexology techniques, we empower and enhance our health and vitality.
All levels.

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Community Yoga

Simply Soulful Yoga is proud to support the community.

Local events take place in Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Malborough and Hope Cove. Simply Soulful Yoga supports the community by providing yoga free of charge.
All levels.

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Chakra Yoga

All of the benefits of yoga plus focus on helping to bring the seven main chakras into a state of balance.

Enjoy gentle movement, mudra, mantra, meditation and positive affirmations whilst using empowering, chakra oils and sprays. All levels.

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Chair Yoga

All the benefits of gentle movement married with the breath, whilst seated in a chair. Ideal for anyone with reduced mobility.

Benefit from relaxation and enhanced mind-body connection whilst improving strength, flexibility, proprioception and anxiety.
*NB small flight of steps into yoga studio. Parking and hand rail available.

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Festive Yoga

Invite some Christmas sparkle into your life as we play with poses such as Elf on the Shelf, Candy Cane and Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Enjoy festive inspired yoga in this yule time social event. Delicious mince pies and mulled wine will be served in the hotel's cosy Ship's Snug. All levels.

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Yule Tide Yoga

Beat the post-Christmas blues between Christmas Day and New Years Eve.

Keep your body and mind moving in the festive season; shake off those cheeky little mince pies and jump into the new year with vitality.
All levels.

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Well Woman Yoga

Embrace the divine feminine within. Feminine yoga is offered to both empower and support women’s health and vitality at all stages of life.

From adolescence and menstruation, fertility and mother-hood, to peri and post menopause, asana, mudra, pranayama and meditation enhances the flow of prana, promotes healing and connects with our inner wisdom.
All levels.

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Seasonal Yoga

Seasonal focus and contemplative questions for quiet, inner musings on and off the mat.

Spring: Embrace the energy of spring. Summer: Season of growth, vitality and joy. Autumn: Time for deep introspection. Winter: Strengthen hope for a new year. All levels.

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Pregnancy & Post-Natal

Supporting pregnant and post-natal yoginis in general classes. Relax, stretch and breath with confidence, comfort and support.

If you are pregnant or have recently given birth (min 6 weeks) you are most welcome in all general classes. Full support provided.
All levels.

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Laughter & Yoga

Join myself and Sophie Carr for an afternoon of fun, laughter, rejuvenation and relaxation.

A dynamic yoga class with uplifting music, followed by delicious refreshments. Rounded off with a laughter yoga workshop. De-stressing and energising for all levels.

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One-to-one Yoga

Private classes give you the opportunity to have a dedicated yoga practise tailored just for you.

Choose a focus and time to suit your body, mood and schedule. Choose to practise in either your home, holiday let, business location or The Hen House in Kingsbridge. Yogi's Choice!

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Laughter & Yoga Party

Gather 10 friends and enjoy your own bespoke laughter party.

Exclusively for just you and your friends. A dynamic yoga class with uplifting music, followed by delicious refreshments. Rounded off with a laughter yoga workshop. De-stressing and energising for all levels.

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Private Group Yoga

Whatever the occasion there's sure to be a session plan that will meet the needs of your group.

Yoga, SUP & holistic treatments offer a wide range of activities ideal for groups and all sort of occasions. If you are looking for a really super activity in a really super location, then please get in touch.

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Private Goat Yoga

Who can resist settling into a downward facing dog with the cutest upward facing baby goat peeking up at you?

Ideal for couples, corporate clients, team-building, private groups, hen & stag parties, family gatherings, yoga and goat lovers everywhere! Location: Dartington Dairy, Old Parsonage Farm, Devon

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Private SUP Yoga

Enjoy the ancient practice of yoga combined with SUP boarding as we take our favourite yoga routines from the mat and onto the water!

Improve your balance and core strength, whilst challenged by wind and tide. Ideal for individuals, couples, corporate clients, team-building, private groups, hen & stag parties, family gatherings. All levels.

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Bespoke Packages & Retreats

Individually tailored yoga, meditation, holistic therapy and Stand Up Paddle boarding activities suitable for both business and personal clients. Whether your focus is on relaxation and rejuvenation, or motivation and inspiration; the perfect package can be tailor made to suit you.

There are endless options available to anyone seeking a bespoke service.

(A) Book an exclusive one to one package for yourself with yoga, meditation, holistic therapy and SUP sessions for the ultimate rest and restore experience.

(B) Design your own personalised empowering event with friends, or a motivational company team-building package, for an event with positive impact.

(C) Fancy joining me one of my exciting events, but not sure about travelling so far. No problem! Look at my action-packed calendar of events, see what else is available during the dates you wish to visit then check out my useful links page for local accommodation options, create your own mini-retreat, at the fraction of the traditional price! Enjoy your spare time, between yoga activities to explore the surrounding areas of South Devon and Dartmoor.

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